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Extremely Rare & Superb Early 19thc Anglo Chinese Camphor Wood Campaign Secretaire Chest Of Excellent Patina


£6,850 | $9,549 USD | €7,922 EUR
Item Number: SA660182
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Extremely rare and superb early 19th century (circa 1820) Anglo Chinese camphor wood Campaign secretaire chest of excellent patina.
The chest splits into two sections making transportation easier, the top section consisting of a camphor wood top with painted and engraved bamboo, cherry blossom and bird decoration with painted outer border with a solid ebony moulded edge.
This leading down to a secretaire drawer opening to reveal a fitted interior consisting of central door, various pigeon holes and smaller drawers for storage with writing surface, this leading down to two short drawers, the lower section consisting of two long drawers.
The drawers all having original brass recessed handles and brass escutcheons, the drawer fronts with various painted and engraved designs consisting of floral, foliate, bird and landscape decoration with painted outer border, each drawer surrounded by an ebony reeded moulding, this moulding also from top to bottom on the outer edge of the drawers.
The sides of the chest also consist of finely painted and engraved designs of floral and foliate decoration, the chest being supported by four carved feet.
This secretaire chest is in very good original condition for age with evidence of some old repairs, it is of stable construction and can go straight into a home - an ideal piece for clothes storage as the camphor wood scent is good for keeping moths away.
Height: 41.75'' / 106cm
29'' / 73.5cm (secretaire height)
Width: 38.25'' / 97cm
Depth: 21'' / 53.5cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
Worldwide shipping available, please contact us for a free quote to include professional packing and fully insured services
Please note: viewing is 'By Appointment' only - please contact Liza a few days in advance to arrange
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Please bear in mind: antique items for sale may have some wear and marks commensurate with their age which adds to the character of the piece.
Thank you and we hope you find our stock interesting.
Internal Ref: LVS1179


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 106 cm (41.7")
Width = 97 cm (38.2")
Depth = 53.5 cm (21.1")

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